Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.01 – Innovating Mobility
May23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 1.01 – Innovating Mobility

 In this episode of the Paytech Show, we look at how digital innovations are changing the customers’ journey and relationship they have with their bank. We speak with the mobile banking experts, G+D Mobile Security, who break down why banks are struggling to keep up with the changing pace that the ‘tech savvy’ consumers now demand. We also get insight from Rabobank’s Harrie Vollard who details how digital and...

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PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO
May18

PayPal is buying payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO

Fintech giant PayPal confirmed on Thursday it’s reached a deal to buy payments start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion — the biggest acquisition in its history. U.S.-based PayPal already operates in more than 200 countries around the world but is working to expand its offerings. IZettle provides mobile card readers and other digital payment products to small businesses. A merger would catapult PayPal into hundreds of thousands of...

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The Fintech Power 50 is now open for nominations!
May11

The Fintech Power 50 is now open for nominations!

Too often, Fintech companies have a great solution put together by talented teams capable of disrupting the field of finance, but they don’t have the platform to showcase their superb innovations. We wanted to bring together these companies to a single spot where they can put their solutions on show and get the recognition their technology deserves. That is why we are announcing the Fintech Power 50 is now officially open for...

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Daryl Wilkinson joins United Outcomes
May09

Daryl Wilkinson joins United Outcomes

United Outcomes, a new strategy and transformation consulting group evolved out of Practicus Consulting, is delighted to announce the appointment of Daryl Wilkinson as Global Digital Lead. Daryl, a former banking executive, was an Advisor to the Practicus / United Outcomes team leading up to the launch of the new global firm. United Outcomes has offices in Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom. Daryl brings first-hand experience...

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MetaBank® Announces Agreement with CURO to Bring Innovative, Flexible Credit Offering to Underbanked Consumers
May03

MetaBank® Announces Agreement with CURO to Bring Innovative, Flexible Credit Offering to Underbanked Consumers

MetaBank®; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (NASDAQ: CASH) (“Meta”) and a leader in delivering innovative payment, community banking and financing solutions to partners throughout the country, today announced an agreement with CURO Group Holdings Corp (NYSE: CURO) (“CURO”), a leader in providing short-term credit to underbanked consumers. Together, the organizations will launch a new line of credit product that...

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Managing three major eComms compliance challenges under MiFID II and MAR
May01

Managing three major eComms compliance challenges under MiFID II and MAR

By Shiran Weitzman, Shield Financial Compliance Under the MiFID II rules, effective since 3 January 2018, all communications that support the processing of order management and investment decision-making must be captured for the express purpose of understanding how and why decisions were made, regardless of whether those communications actually resulted in a trade. This means that compliance officers have to sift through a haystack of...

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Fintech Finance Spring 2018 Issue Is Now Live
Apr30

Fintech Finance Spring 2018 Issue Is Now Live

The Latest edition of Fintech Finance Magazine is now live!   With our special guest editor Liz “Badass Woman in Fintech” Lumley, we look at: Hidden Figures in Fintech The Payments Race III: Hong Kong to Singapore Money 20/20 ASia RegTech… and GDPR Customer Relationship Managment The Return of our 11:FS Superheroes PayTech Sandboxes and Collaboration AI and Data  ...

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GDPR and MiFID II can build a blueprint for data management
Apr27

GDPR and MiFID II can build a blueprint for data management

By Shiran Weitzman, CEO, Shield Financial Compliance Compliance teams who are able to bring the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) together with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will provide a sturdy yet flexible framework for data management within their firm. MiFID II’s reporting requirements are notorious, for the breadth and depth of data they require firms to collect. The scale of...

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Blockchain Expo Summary
Apr26

Blockchain Expo Summary

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data
Apr25

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.02 – Digitising Data

In this episode of Fintech Finance’s The Regtech Show, we look at how banks are changing the way they look at using data. While data was a massive buzzword before Smartstream tell us about how using their systems, they can actually reduce the amount of people working on the data, streamlining the whole process. We also get input from Société Générale and Crédit Agricole who tell us about the exciting challenges facing them when...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Future of Digital Services
Apr23

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Future of Digital Services

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about what digital services can we be seeing from Bank Leumi in the future.

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Dating With Benefits
Apr16

Dating With Benefits

Dating With Benefits, an ICO which aims to revolutionize the sugar dating industry by using blockchain technology, has just begun the pre sale for their new token: BENEFIT. The team behind the project includes online dating experts with several decades of experience, a world renowned dating coach, several successful online ICO marketers as well as blockchain experts and developers. Dating with benefits will be a brand new Sugar Dating...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.02 – A Good Time to be a Banker?
Apr12

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.02 – A Good Time to be a Banker?

In this episode of the FinTech Show, we look at how the relationship between a Bank and their customer is changing in a digital world. We speak with the CMO of Meniga, Bragi Fjalldal, to find out how they help financial institutions capitalise on the changes offered in this exciting period. Also Doug Mackenzie went to Swedbank to find out from Lotta Loven how they have already exceeded with their customer offerings in the face of the...

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Verifone to be Acquired by Francisco Partners for $3.4 Billion
Apr10

Verifone to be Acquired by Francisco Partners for $3.4 Billion

Verifone Systems, Inc. a world leader in payment and commerce solutions, and Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which an investor group led by Francisco Partners and including British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“BCI”) will acquire Verifone for $23.04 per share in cash, representing a total consideration of...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.01 – Opportunities with GDPR
Apr09

Fintech Finance Presents: The Regtech Show 1.01 – Opportunities with GDPR

In this episode of the RegTech show, we look to the future. We learn how the incoming regulations of GDPR and PSD2 are going to galvanise the entire Finance Industry. We speak with Chris Perram from FileFacets, the anti tech AI company, who speak with us on organising data during this mercurial period. Benoit LeGrand with the enviable position of Chief Innovation Officer at ING gives us the low down for their five year plan. Ryan...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Methods of Interaction
Apr09

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Methods of Interaction

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about methods of interaction with the Fintechs.

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.01 – How well do you know your bank?
Apr05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Fintech Show 1.01 – How well do you know your bank?

In our first episode of “The Fintech Show” we sit down with Smartstream to discuss the advantages for a Bank to remain transparent and compliant. We get commentary on the topic from a range of institutions from a Commercial, Investment and a Retail Bank. Saxo Bank CEO, Kim Fournais talks to us of the value of the regulatory changes in the long term benefit them. Sophie Heller, COO at BNP Paribas reveals how they expect...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Becoming Leader in the industry
Apr02

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Becoming Leader in the industry

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about how they are working to be a leader in the industry.

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Jagdeep Sidhu, Syscoin on Future of the Industry
Apr02

Jagdeep Sidhu, Syscoin on Future of the Industry

Jagdeep Sidhu, from Syscoin, talking to Fintech Finance in Galileo Conversations about cryptocurrency, future of currency and blockchain revolution. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Peter Read, Peoples Trust on Technology
Mar30

Peter Read, Peoples Trust on Technology

Peter Read, from Peoples Trust, talking to Fintech Finance in Galileo Conversations about the importance of technology and open APIs. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech and Open Banking: Will it reach its potential?
Mar29

Fintech and Open Banking: Will it reach its potential?

Why Fintech must navigate awakening on data to realise Open Banking potential. By Jordan Campbell, Account Director, Instinctif Partners Financial Services. How many times in 2017 did you read about the revolutionary tide set to hit financial services via Open Banking? Open Banking, or PSD2 as it sometimes known, was set to have a transformative impact as the nine biggest banks in the UK would be obliged by law to open up their...

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Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business accounts
Mar29

Starling Bank becomes first mobile-only bank to launch business accounts

Starling Bank, after recently being voted the Best British Bank, has today become the first fully licensed mobile-only bank to launch business accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK. Starling’s app is simple to use and allows small business owners to open an account in less than 10 minutes, direct from their smart phone. There are no fees for having an account, no fees for making a payment to another bank account,...

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Making the time for digital accounting ahead of MTD
Mar29

Making the time for digital accounting ahead of MTD

For months – years perhaps – we’ve been saying “it’s not too late to be early” to prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD). Now it is a bit too late to be early. It really is time to just get on with it and drive to the cloud as fast as you possibly can. But if you’re working to the last minute, what are the things you can do to get your clients transitioned to digital accounting in time? Stop trying to be a superhero At QuickBooks...

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Nishu Thukral, Pangea Money Transfer on Payment Sector
Mar28
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London Data Analytics Company Mosaic Smart Data Wins Inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards 2018
Mar26

London Data Analytics Company Mosaic Smart Data Wins Inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards 2018

London-based fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) data analytics company Mosaic Smart Data is the winner of the inaugural InvestHK UK Fintech Awards. It was announced on 20 March by InvestHK in conjunction with the UK Department for International Trade. The UK Fintech Awards 2018 follow the launch last September of the UK-Hong Kong Fintech Bridge (“the Bridge”) to foster closer collaboration at government, regulator and...

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Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Challenges in Digital Age
Mar26

Michal Kissos Hertzog, Bank Leumi on Challenges in Digital Age

Michal Kissos Hertzog, from Bank Leumi, talking to Fintech Finance about what challenges are we facing within a digital age.

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp
Mar26

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: N26, Valentin Stalf & Nicolas Kopp talking about mobile banking, regulatory challenges and future of lending. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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NatWest launch ClearSpend app to support business spending
Mar22

NatWest launch ClearSpend app to support business spending

NatWest has rolled out a new app to help businesses digitally manage company spending. ClearSpend is a free mobile app for NatWest Commercial Card customers enabling businesses real time visibility and control of their company card spending. The first of its kind, the app has been rolled out following a trial featuring over 100 customers last year. Alison Rose, CEO of Commercial and Private Banking at NatWest, said: “Administering a...

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Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion on API Trends and FinTech
Mar22

Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion on API Trends and FinTech

Diwakar Choubey, MoneyLion, talking to FinTech Finance about API Trends and FinTech Involvement.

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Anil Aggarwal, Money20/20 on Exploring Payment Networks
Mar20

Anil Aggarwal, Money20/20 on Exploring Payment Networks

Anil Aggarwal, form Money20/20 talking to FinTech Finance about payment networks and working with shoptalk. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Ali Paterson, Fintech Finance on GDPR and PSD2
Mar19
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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial
Mar16

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Jeremy Black, Every Financial talking to FinTech Finance about evolving small business, small business solutions and future of fintech. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Cryptocurrency API
Mar14

Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Cryptocurrency API

Clay Wilkes, form Galileo, talking to FinTech Finance about the challenges of cryptocurrency. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Tandem Lead the Pack on Aggregation With New Acquisition
Mar13

Tandem Lead the Pack on Aggregation With New Acquisition

At 3pm today Pariti CEO Matthew Ford announced that his leading finance management app was being acquired by Tandem Bank on the stage of Millennial 20/20. This slick, design-led app was featured by Apple as one of its “Best New Apps”, and has over 95,000 users who will transfer over to Tandem. Pariti is integrated with leading financial institutions including Zopa and Lendable, and has helped its users manage over 32 million...

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Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Challenges of Cryptocurrency
Mar12

Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Challenges of Cryptocurrency

Clay Wilkes, form Galileo, talking to FinTech Finance about the challenges of cryptocurrency. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Challenges of Fraud
Mar08

Clay Wilkes, Galileo on Challenges of Fraud

Clay Wilkes, from Galileo, talking to FinTech Finance about the challenges of fraud. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Interview: CashStar’s Dan Farrell on Latest Trends in Digital Gifting
Feb28
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Third #PaymentsRace #M2020Race at #M2020Asia … Who will win nominations?
Feb26
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Bitcoin Travels – The payments Race returns, this time in Asia!
Feb26
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Paris Fintech Forum 2018: Houssem Assadi, Dejamobile
Feb20

Paris Fintech Forum 2018: Houssem Assadi, Dejamobile

At Paris Fintech Forum we hear from Houssem Assadi at Dejamobile.  

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 20: Pushing Compliance
Feb16

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 20: Pushing Compliance

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we look at secure messaging. With the advent of instant messaging and its obvious uses for internal comms, new regulations will be coming in to prevent some potential fiascos. Pushfor enable secure content sharing where the content is pushed rather than sent, as a result, your creation never leaves its source. We speak with Sabine Zucker from Raiffeisen Bank who details how they manage their...

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 19: Machine Learning and Unstructured Data
Feb09

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 19: Machine Learning and Unstructured Data

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we learn about machine learning and how it is changing the way we look at data. The quantity of data now flooding the Financial institutions is extreme and no human can utilise all this effectively. Pendo Systems tell Ali Paterson how by using their simple platform, you can readily and quickly digest different types of documents. Bank of America Merryl Lynch help us to learn what an institution of...

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Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 18: New Banks and Legacy
Feb09

Fintech Finance Season 3 Episode 18: New Banks and Legacy

In this episode of Fintech Finance, we look at the core system behind a Bank. So often we only deal with the front end of a Bank that we forget the incredible systems working tirelessly behind the scenes. Eugene Danilkis from Mambu details to Ali Paterson how using their cloud based system, banks can improve, not only their speed and security but also their room for improvement further down the line! Lea Jakobiak catches up with N26,...

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: 11FS, Sam Maule
Feb09

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: 11FS, Sam Maule

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: 11FS, Sam Maule. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Geoswift, Dana Nino
Feb08

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Geoswift, Dana Nino

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Geoswift, Dana Nino. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: IDT Corporation, Zev Mo Green
Feb05

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: IDT Corporation, Zev Mo Green

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: IDT Corporation, Zev Mo Green. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Better, Vishal Garg
Feb02

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Better, Vishal Garg

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Better, Vishal Garg. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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2018: The Year of Partnerships and Collaboration
Jan31

2018: The Year of Partnerships and Collaboration

2017 was one of the most dynamic years yet for the payments industry. With fintech innovation carving the way for new discoveries, the payments industry has developed exponentially through continued scale and disruption. So, what can we expect in 2018? Trends across the payments and fintech space will centre around a strong focus on collaboration and partnerships, state-of- the-art technology and an increased awareness and...

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Mercato, Ryan Sanders
Jan30

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Mercato, Ryan Sanders

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Mercato, Ryan Sanders. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Paytm, Harinder Takhar
Jan26

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Paytm, Harinder Takhar

Fintech Finance in Conversation with Galileo: Paytm, Harinder Takhar. Check out more at Galileo Processing

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